Why Canada Was Unprepared for the Second World WarBook - 2013
Why was Canada not preparing for the Second World War when the rest of the world was ready to meet Hitler's threats?
Despite Canada's active participation in the First World War, which many claimed made Canada a nation, the country was almost defenceless in September 1939 when war was declared again.
Larry D. Rose, a long-time journalist and a military specialist, examines the military's own failures, the hidden agenda of Prime Minister William Lyon Mackenzie King, and the divisions within Canada leading up to Canada's entry into the war. He suggests that the lack of preparedness was directly responsible for two of Canada's costliest military defeats: the battle of Hong Kong and Dieppe.
Toronto : Dundurn Press, 2013